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Never lose Hope prologueBunnymund is the guardian of hope, children are usually full of it, but every so often a child will lose hope. Every year the Easter bunny has less than a week to paint thousands of eggs, for the rest of the year he is free.
In the years following Pitch Black's defeat all the guardians had changed a bit. The tooth fairy spent more time in the field, North spent time with children when he could, and Bunnymund did the same.
The experience with the young girl Sophie Bennett had shown Bunny that he did not know much about kids, and he aimed to change that. In the months that he was not busy he put aside time to spend with kids. They usually thought it was their imagination when they grew up, but that didn't matter.
Right now, it was Summer, kids were out of school and having fun. Bunny liked it, though not nearly as much as spring of course.
At the moment Bunny was not looking to spend time with kids, he was looking for good places to hide eggs for the next year. He wanted to hide them wel
Christmas time.North was just getting back from his yearly 'trip' around the globe. He had a surprise for the other guardians, but decided it could wait until later. For now, he would meet them for the party he insisted they had every year.
As North entered the room where the others were already waiting, Tooth immediately started asking how it had gone. Tooth always put Baby Tooth in charge when the guardians had a party like this, so her boundless energy had no where to go.
"How did it go? Did you see my fairies much? Did anyone see you? How many kids fell asleep on near trees?" She started asking, giving him no time to answer, "How many cookies did you eat? You're going to remember to brush your teeth tonight, right? How many of them left you things besides cookies and milk?" Finally she paused.
North was used to this and could easily remember the order her questions had come in, "It vent vell. Usual amount. No, Sandy made sure of that. A few more than last year." He answered in perfect order, with
Never lose Hope Part 5Once again Bunnymund wondered around the school field, he could have given up, like Theresa wanted, and had the distinct feeling other people had. However, Bunnymund was just, if not more, stubborn than Theresa. He wouldn't give up until she admitted that hope was not something that simply caused pain.
His plan earlier, to send her off and play with another kid, had gone better than he expected, right up until she said it didn't matter. How could he get someone so stubborn to listen?
Simply explaining it to her would make her brush it off, showing her that not everything was hopeless hadn't worked, and he really had no other ideas.
He heard the bell ring and hopped back to his hiding place, he saw the kids come out, Theresa wasn't carrying anything this time and headed towards the place the kids had decided to meet.
Theresa was the first one to get to the meeting place, and Bunny began to think that maybe having a new group of friends to play with would make a difference. After all, if
Never lose Hope Part 4Theresa stared at Bunny for a moment to see if he was joking, but he clearly wasn't, "Well, yeah, playing with others is fun, but no one wants to play with me." She answered.
"That's where you're goin' wrong." Bunnymund said, "If you give up hope ya won't try, and if ya don't try you can't know for sure."
Theresa sighed, "I've heard worse ways to convince someone. At least you kept it short."
Bunny chuckled a bit, he had considered a lecture, but realized that she would not have listened past the first few sentences. "So? Will ya give me a chance to prove to you that you just have to try?"
Theresa stared at the sky for a moment, "Fine, I have nothing better to do."
Bunny smiled a bit, he wasn't sure his plan would work to convince her hope was useful, but he knew that it might at least make her listen to him. "Okay, do you know that girl over there?" He asked, pointing at a girl the same age as Theresa who was looking around at the other kids. She was fairly short, skinny, and had shou
Never lose Hope Part 1Read the prologue first! (though it does make sense without it, the prologue will make some things clearer) Links in the artists comments.
Theresa woke up early on Easter, before anything was up. She had met Jack Frost and Santa, and while it felt a bit selfish, she wanted to meet the Easter Bunny as well. For the past few years she had always slept in and missed him, this year she woke up at 2 AM.
The young girl had turned 12 only a few weeks ago, and was moving to a new house when the school year was over. Soon she would be 'too old' for egg hunts and this would probably be her last chance. Egg hunts were never much fun anyway, since no one joined her, but for the past three years she had found as many 'usual' hiding places as she could. Though they changed a bit every year.
Pulling on her winter coat and boots Theresa went out into the snow.
Bunnymund was hiding his eggs while trying to not leave foot prints, "Stupid snow" he grumbled, placing a tr
Needed, not Wanted Part 1Going to clear this up right now because even though I think it's clear, someone else might not.
First, which is not fully clear, when I started writing this I did so with the idea that Theresa was born the year Pitch was defeated, she would have been a few weeks old during the events of the movie, so there's a timeline for any interested. (No, that does not make her special)
Second, which I think is perfectly clear, the first part of this follows Pitch one night until the morning, the second follows Theresa for the same time-period.
It had been many years since Pitch had tried to extinguish the belief of all the children in the world. The thing he found most annoying was that he almost succeeded. For now he was once again trying to gain strength.
The guardians liked to act high and mighty, like they were the only ones that mattered. He would get his revenge, he was determined to, but for now he wondered around, spreading fear to children with his nightmares.
At the moment
Never lose Hope Part 3Theresa turned around and looked at Bunnymund, "Yeah, I did. I'm glad I did, too, what's it to you?" She asked
It was not the response Bunny had expected, but at least she stopped, "Well he told me a bit about you. Like how you like to read" Bunny was trying to think about anything Jack had told him, he had really just told him the school she went to and that she reads a lot.
Theresa rolled her eyes at him, and held up her book, "Anyone could guess that. Why would you interact with Jack Frost? I heard you complaining about the snow on Easter"
Bunny had not realized that she had heard that, and was regretting how vocal he was about his complaints sometimes, "Yeah, I don't like snow, but Jack's... an alright guy"
Theresa just shook her head, "Thank you for letting me help you hide eggs, I really enjoyed it." she looked him in the eye, "But don't think you're the first," she paused, trying to think of an appropriate word, but gave up, "person I've met that acted like my life would be bett
Never lose Hope Part 2One week after Easter everyone in Theresa's school was already wearing t-shirts and other spring/summer attire. The seasons here did not change gradually from warm to cold or hot, they came and went in the blink of an eye. In the morning people could be bundled up against what some places would call a blizzard, and in the afternoon they would be carrying their coats and sweaters.
Bunnymund wanted to find the girl that had helped him hide eggs on Easter. She clearly had no hope in her, and he aimed to change that.
The day after Easter, Bunny had run into Jack Frost and told him about the girl. Bunny's description reminded Jack of Theresa, manly because of the location, and Jack had told him which school she went to.
At the moment Bunny was hiding in a small group of trees, watching the kids leave the school for recess. Since a lot of kids believed in Bunny he was hiding so as not to draw attention to himself.
As he watched Bunny saw kids start games of tag, hide and seek, and other game